Interactive robots, IoT solutions in spotlight as CEATEC kicks off

JapanMainichi — CHIBA, Japan (Kyodo) — Asia’s largest electronics and information technology show kicked off on Wednesday, with a ping-pong playing robot coach and a tiny human-shaped robot phone expected to grab visitors’ attention. Many participating companies in the annual Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies, or CEATEC, held in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, are showcasing their proposals for the Internet of Things, a network that enables everything from home appliances to smartphones and wearable devices to be controlled remotely and to collect and exchange data.

Advancing the cloud in South East Asia, from KL

MalaysiaBCN — Today is the first day of Cloud South East Asiain Kuala Lumpur, and the attendance alone testifies to the enthusiasm and curiosity around cloud development in the region in general and in Malaysia in particular. One great authority on the topic is the chair of today’s event, Mike Mudd (pictured), MD at Asian Policy Partners LLC. Following keynotes from the likes of Amazon Web Services and the Asia Cloud Computing Association, Business Cloud News sat down with Mudd to discuss the significance of cloud computing standards in the region, something touched upon by a number of speakers.

LG Uplus looks to IoT to turn around falling revenue; hits out at OTT players

KoreaMobile World Live — LTE ASIA, SINGAPORE: Despite the rapid uptake of 4G and growth in data consumption in South Korea, LG Uplus has faced declining revenue over the past two years and now is looking to the Internet of Things (IoT) to expand turnover. The South Korean mobile market has cooled down sharply since the government put a cap on handset subsidies a year ago, said Changkil Jo, VP of LG Uplus’ technology development centre, during his keynote at the event today.

Microsoft to present on IoT at APAC Smart Channels Summit hosted by CONTEXT

APACChannel EMEA — Carlos Lopes, general manager consumer channels at Microsoft APAC, will deliver a presentation as part of next week’s Smart Channels Summit, hosted by CONTEXT, at regional channel event DISTREE APAC in Singapore. The session from Lopes will focus on Microsoft’s activities and plans related to the Internet of Things (IoT).

Huawei Addresses China + 16 CEEC Forum, Promoting Gigaband Development

ChinaPRNewswire — BRATISLAVA, Slovakia: Central and East European Countries (CEEC) 2015 Forum opened today in Bratislava, Slovakia. Huawei participated in the Forum and demonstrated its National Broadband and Smart City solutions promoting gigaband development. In a keynote speech entitled, “NBN2020: Gigaband Nation Boosts Innovations and Prosperity,” Tang Xinbing, CTO of Huawei’s Fixed Network Product Line stressed the significance of ultra-broadband infrastructure on industrial and social development.–16-ceec-forum-promoting-gigaband-development-300149212.html

Tokyo Game Show 2015: Console Needs More 3rd Party Support, Mobile Has Peaked

JapanForbes — One of the signs in gaming before the floor falls out from beneath you is that of wanton excess. This year’s Tokyo Game Show had that in abundance, not from console publishers mind but the mobile gaming contingent. Yet in Japan, many feel the market has peaked so the excess was very telling. Huge mobile gaming booths erupted across Makuhari Messe, to the extent that the external halls had to be used.

China Warms Up, Slowly, to FD-SOI

ChinaEE Times — SHANGHAI — China is not exactly falling in love with fully depleted silicon on insulator (FD-SOI) technology, but it became clear at the Shanghai FD-SOI Forum this week that the semiconductor industry in Asia is warming up to the idea. Participants spent little time arguing over the technical merits of FD-SOI in ultra-low power products.  As Sanjay Jha, CEO of Globalfoundries, told EE Times, “Nobody is challenging us on the technical validity of FD-SOI.”

Singapore Data Center Week: ready for zettabytes

SingaporeDatacenter Dynamics — Opening the second Singapore Data Center Week (SDCW), experts said that Singapore and the surrounding region will be crucial in the development of data centers worldwide. Around 600 million people live in South East Asia – that’s double the population of the US. Due to a thriving demand for data center space, the region is predicted to have an $8 billion data center market by 2020.

Building Digital, Competitive Businesses in South East Asia Through Cloud & Mobility Solutions

MalaysiaPR Newswire Europe — KUALA LUMPUR: Cloud South East Asia is the region’s content led ICT event for C-level IT decision makers, operations and development teams, as well as Telco Cloud Service Providers looking to leverage the opportunities Cloud and Mobility technologies offer. Organized by Informa, in partnership with MDeC, the two day event brings together C-Level decision makers from across South East Asia to give unheard before insight into cloud business models and implementation strategies, enterprise mobility and mobile device management, big data, security, and IoT priorities, in addition to Telco and Cloud Service Provider go-to market cloud strategies.

Xinhua Insight: Information sharing center to deepen China-ASEAN economic integration

ChinaXinhua Net — NANNING: The China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum on Internet and e-commerce cooperation between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was held in Nanning, capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, south China, from Sunday to Monday. More than 200 people attended the event including senior Chinese leaders, Southeast Asian ministers, and representatives from China’s Internet and telecommunication giants such as Tencent, Alibaba and China Unicom.

Red Hat to boost APAC enterprises with its fifth annual forum

IndonesiaChannel World — Red Hat announced the details for the company’s annual Red Hat Forum in Asia Pacific. In its fifth year, the forum series kicks off in Jakarta, Indonesia, this September, with thousands of attendees anticipated across 11 cities in Asia Pacific.  The OpenStack technology market is expected to hit $3.3 billion by 2018, and was a key topic of discussion during June’s Red Hat Summit in Boston.

Huawei Hosts the 2nd Ultra-Broadband Forum Towards a Gigaband World

China.gifPRNewswire — MADRID: Huawei today announced the successful opening of the 2nd Annual Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF) it hosted, which this year was held in Madrid, Spain. This year’s UBBF is themed UBB 2020: Towards a Gigaband World. In total, more than 300 people attended the event, including representatives from leading operators, regulatory authorities, video content providers, Smart Home initiatives, industry analysts, and media outlets.

Huawei Redefines Innovative ICT to Enable Smart Energy at its Global Energy Industry Summit 2015

China.gifPRNewswire Asia — ALMATY, Kazakhstan: With energy as a driving force for global economic development, energy companies around the world are encountering a multitude of challenges as they move towards digital transformation. Against this backdrop, Huawei hosted its Global Energy Industry Summit 2015 with the theme of “Innovative ICT Enables Smart Energy” in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from August 19 to 20, 2015.

Intel’s Invent 50 competition encourages tech innovation among Singapore students

SingaporeMIS Asia — As part of the celebration for Singapore’s 50th anniversary and the 50th year of Moore’s Law, Intel Singapore has launched Invent 50, a competition that aims to drive and inspire innovation amongst tertiary students. Supported by the Ministry of Education (MOE), this initiative aligns with Singapore’s Smart Nation vision of harnessing technological innovation to support better living, create more opportunities, and foster stronger communities.

Over 1,000 Payments and E-commerce Leaders to Convene in Manila to Address the Philippines’ Commercial Future

PhilippinesPRNewswire Asia — SINGAPORE: Running from 2nd-3rd September 2015 at the SMX Convention Center in Manila and bringing together 1000+ attendees, 60 expert speakers and 40 international & local exhibitors, Cards & Payments Philippines and the E-Commerce Show Philippines will be the premier meeting places for the entire payments and e-commerce ecosystems from across the country.

Huawei Launches Inaugural Asia/Pacific Ultra Broadband Summit with Goal of Creating a More Connected Asia/Pacific

ThailandPRNewswire — NEW YORK: In early July, Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Sterling Perrin, hosted Huawei’s first-ever Asia/Pacific Ultra Broadband Summit, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, and drew more than 400 telecom leaders from throughout Asia/Pacific, including fromIndia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal, Australia, Singapore,Malaysia and Thailand.  Regional efforts to meet aggressive plans to roll out broadband services were the focus of Huawei’s Ultra Broadband Summit, with the goal of working toward ways of achieving the ITU’s Connect 2020 agenda.

Asia IoT Business Platform 2015 – Jakarta

IndonesiaEco Business — Southeast Asia’s leading IoT and M2M thought leaders will be gathering in Jakarta, in August, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of IoT/M2M in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Among the leading thinkers are Telkomsel President Director, Ririek Adriansyah, and Mr. Bambang Heru Tjahjono, Director General for ICT Applications at Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. They will be speaking at the Asia IoT Business Platform.

To make money from IoT buy into a law firm

APACTelecom Asia — I had the great honour of being part of an expert panel at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai earlier this month discussing the pros and cons of M2M, IoT and big data – and all that in just ninety minutes! In keeping with the current optimism around all three topics, moderator Godfrey Chua, from Machina Research; David Yuan from Ericsson; Kangrim Choi from Korea Telecom and Alfred Boediman from Samsung all gave very positive outlooks for the future in their introductory presentations.

ASEAN IoT and M2M leaders to meet at Asia IoT Business Platform

IndonesiaDeal Street Asia — Southeast Asia’s leading Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) thought leaders will be gathering in Jakarta in August during the Asia IoT Business Platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges of growing the IoT/M2M space in Southeast Asia.

Huawei Promotes Open Platform Architecture Development at 3rd Annual Global Financial Services

ChinaWireless Dev Net — Huawei today hosted the 3rd annual Global Financial Services Industry (FSI) Summit under the theme of “Reshaping IT to Drive Business Transformation” in Beijing, China. The event gathered more than 900 of Huawei’s financial customers and partners. Key topics covered at the event included the digital transformation of financial institutions, accelerating information construction through platform transformation, product innovation, and the systemization of service delivery.